Their momentum left in a hurry.
Hannah began the fourth quarter with two free throws. North followed with one of its 19 turnovers (and one of its seven in the fourth quarter) and Gilbert, with range to burn, ripped her second 3-pointer.
The closest the T-Wolves got the rest of the way was seven points. When that happened, Gilbert followed with another 3-pointer, making it 50-40, shutting the door on North with 3:40 remaining.
At Southmoore, where North fell 45-33 Jan. 22, Blough didn’t think his team came out focused to play. This time around, it was the SaberCats who caused North’s problems.
“I don’t think it was from lack of effort,” he said.
Woodard added 13 points for the T-Wolves. Center Julian Mougell added eight on 3 of 4 shooting.
Hawkins finished with seven points and nine rebounds for the SaberCats, who didn’t allow an offensive rebound until North’s last possession of the first half. Hannah added six points and six rebounds.
“I think we played better than last time,” Kuestersteffen said.
Again, Southmoore was too good.
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